Wednesday, August 7, 2013
PSA: Ward Off Heat Stroke
Dear reader and visitor,
Just two years ago today, our dear friend Jerry Sims ("Sonny Martin", KAAY, 1963-68) passed on into eternity while practicing/playing on the softball field; temperatures were extremely high and dangerous. I suspect this had a direct factor in his demise....
I also have suffered heat-related health effects, known otherwise as "heat stroke". It was a scary experience the first time and I thought my time was "up"; the second time it happened, I recognized the symptoms and was able to react quickly.
As a public service announcement and in memory of Jerry, PLEASE watch out for heat-related problems such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion/prostration. They ARE deadly; when I was a Paramedic, I witnessed others suffer and die because of extreme heat.
Please, if you must exercise or work outside during the summer, do it in the early morning, or at night; stay hydrated and cool as possible in all instances, even if you have to douse yourself with a water hose! Life is precious and we want to keep you around!
We miss you, Jerry....see you later....
Bud S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Posted by at 5:33 AM